Box Rocks music festival ready to celebrate 21 years

The WhatFlag band perform during last year's Box Rocks music festival

The WhatFlag band perform during last year's Box Rocks music festival

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Box Rocks music festival comes of age this bank holiday weekend when it celebrates its 21st birthday with organisers hoping to raise plenty of money.

The Queen’s Head pub will be hosting a packed programme of live bands, between 1pm and 10pm, on Monday.

Funds raised from the event will go towards the Forever Friends Appeal for a new £8.5m cancer centre at Royal United Hospital, Bath.

For 12 years the event has supported the Forever Friends Appeal, raising £23,000 for its projects.

Dean Creighton, event organiser, said: “It’s our 21st birthday, that means we need to celebrate.

"There are over 30 of us in the Box Rocks crew who are dedicated to making this year the biggest and the best yet.

“We are so proud to support the Forever Friends Appeal, they are a fantastic charity who help so many people we know.

"Not only do we get to raise much needed funds towards their projects, we also have fun doing it.”

Bands playing include The Bohemian Embassy and The Phoenix Club. For those who cannot attend the event’s website will be running a live stream.

Zoe Tainton, the Forever Friends Appeal’s community fundraiser, said: “This is a gig not to be missed. It is busy every year and the atmosphere is brilliant.

“Everyone relaxes with a drink, enjoying the music in the garden, with some great views and great company.

"There is a huge shelter as well, so if it rains, don’t let it put you off.

"We are very proud to say that the Queen’s Head was one of our community partners with our last project The Dyson Centre for neonatal care for premature babies.

“We are now delighted that they are continuing to support the cancer care campaign. So far, they have raised over £8,300 the new centre, helping all those around us affected by cancer.

"Their commitment and enthusiasm to do something positive for charity is inspirational.”

For more information about the event visit www.boxrocks.biz

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